Today In NASCAR History

June 24, 2012

1951: Curtis Turner scores a convincing victory at Dayton (Ohio) Speedway, pulling away from Dick Rathman to win the 200-lap main event. Runner-up Rathman was nearly a full lap behind Turner — who led 177 laps — at the finish on the half-mile asphalt track. Pole-starter Tim Flock led the other 23 laps and came home third, just ahead of his brother Fonty.